Dutch Identity, Dutch portrait photography today

From January 16 to April 17, 2016, Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle, The Netherlands, presents the exhibition 'Dutch Identity, Dutch portrait photography today'. The exhibition includes three photographs from the series 'Sisters' by Martine Stig, they belong to the Han Nefkens H+F Collection.

Museum de Fundatie: "Contemporary Dutch portrait photography has been held in high regard for many years, both in the Netherlands itself and on the international stage. Indeed, photographers like Anton Corbijn and Rineke Dijkstra are even more widely known abroad than in their own country. But what makes Dutch portrait photography so unique? The exhibition entitled 'Dutch Identity' in Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle centres on that question with works of 25 prominent contemporary portrait photographers, all from the Netherlands: Danielle van Ark, Blommers&Schumm, Koos Breukel, Joost van den Broek, Ernst Coppejans, Anton Corbijn, Linelle Deunk, Desiree Dolron, Rineke Dijkstra, Charlotte Dumas, Lucia Ganieva, Ringel Goslinga, Pieter Henket, Carli Hermès, Cuny Janssen, Danielle Kwaaitaal, Annaleen Louwes, Hellen van Meene, Vincent Mentzel, Erwin Olaf, Carla van de Puttelaar, Viviane Sassen, Martine Stig, Marie Cécile Thijs and Marcel van der Vlugt."

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Image: Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle, The Netherlands

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The ArtAids foundation was set up in 2006 at Han Nefkens’ initiative. ArtAids fights AIDS with the power of art as its most important weapon. ArtAids invites leading artists to produce work that is inspired by AIDS and related problems. These works of art are used to raise the public’s consciousness and to encourage their involvement.

Fundació Han Nefkens

The Han Nefkens Foundation is a private non-profit organisation that was set up in Barcelona in 2009 with the aim of promoting the production of contemporary artworks. The mission is to stimulate artistic creation in Barcelona by offering international artists an opportunity to create artworks and interventions in the city, and to promote other fields of contemporary creation.


Han Nefkens started to collect art in 2000. The H+F Collection, named after himself and his partner Felipe, is in long-term loan to various museums in The Netherlands and abroad. Nowadays Han Nefkens is not only active as a collector but also as an initiator of international art projects, often in collaboration with museums and other art institutions.